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MSNBC
Feb 1, 2013 6:00am PST
want to -- you look at all the numbers we got this week, the gdp report, the economy technically shrinking by 0.1 for the fourth quarter and most of it being chalked up to government -- to the lack of government spending particularly in the defense industry. and yet there were other parts of it in the private sector that looked strong. what's the reality here? are we an economy that's growing, that's recovering, or are we in an economy that's still on shaky ground? >> we're growing and we're recovering. the economy as measured by, say, gdp, that's kind of the economy's bottom line, that's the value of all the things we produce, that's been going 2%, 2.5%, and i don't think it's changed, that's about what we're growing right now. that's okay. but it's certainly not good enough in the context of the 7%, now 7.9% unemployment rate. yes, the economy is growing. yes, with each passing month we're on more sound ground but, you know, i don't think anyone's going to feel really good until unemployment is below 6%. >> and the big issue continues, one of the odd issues has to be consumer c
MSNBC
Jan 31, 2013 6:00am PST
sledgehammer is going to tank our economy. i mean, the downturn in economic growth, according to reports yesterday, is based spes ofcally on the cutbacks in defense spending and i'm not against cutting defense spending. let me say that as someone who represented a district for 17 years, nine terms in the house. i'm for a robust defense. i'm called a defense hawk. on the other hand, there's a big tail in the defense department and a smooth tooth in the tail including the way health care is delivered there needs a second look. >> brad, you're very close to these house republicans. we heard paul ryan sunday on "meet the press." sequester, everybody is against it. everybody says they're against it from the president to paul ryan. and yet it's going to happen. >> there's an emerging view among house republicans there's only one place the president is willing to cut the budget and that's here. perhaps he likes this even less than republicans like it. not just because of the defense department. plenty of republicans have lots of misgivings about it. we think it's bad policy. i think we'
MSNBC
Feb 4, 2013 9:00am EST
reduction, economy growth. on abc, an unlikely name was invoked for direction. >> i think what we need to do is do some things mitt romney taungd abo talked about. he said there are tax loopholes that should be closed. there are efforts being made to only get rid of the sequester as it relates to defense. i repeat, $2.6 trillion already all coming from non-defense. if we're going to have sequester the defense has to do their share. >> "meet the press" i asked leon panetta how likely it is that automatic defense cuts will actually go into effect. is sequester going to happen? >> i certainly hope not. if congress stands back and allows sequester to take place i think it would really be a shameful in irresponsible act. why in god's name would members of the congress elected by the american people that would undermine the support for our men and women in uniform? why would do you that? >> secretary panetta defended the man the president picked to succeed him, former nebraska senator chuck hagel telling me members of the armed services committee passed up the opportunity for more impor
MSNBC
Jan 30, 2013 6:00am PST
giffords. this is "the daily rundown." also developing this morning, news that the economy unexpectedly contracted in the last quarter of 2012. most of it is a result of weaker expo exports, decreased military spending and other factors. we'll be keeping an eye on the markets this morning to see how they react to this. there was an expectation that there would be some slowdown in the economy, but an actual contraction did catch a bunch of analysts off guard. let's get right to my first reads of the morning. speaking of the economy and jobs, they continue to be issues. the public says they care most about. but it isn't dominating capitol hill. does that change today, by the way? but guns and immigration are taking up most of the political oxygen, just about an hour from now. the next phase of the fight begins on the gun issue. former congresswoman gabrielle giffords returns to capitol hill two years after she was seriously injured in the mass shooting that killed six people in arizona. she will be joined by her husband, mark kelly. they face off with wayne lapierre. it's the
MSNBC
Feb 5, 2013 6:00am PST
, immigration the next. making sure he's not drawn into a standoff with republicans over the economy which would quickly come to define his second term. today, he makes the case on immigration to business leaders, including ceos like steve case and monica lozano from his now disbanded jobs council and chief executives of coca-cola and yahoo!. he also meets with labor and progressive leaders. the meetings will focus on how immigration reform fits into his broader economic agenda. >>> homeland security secretary janet napolitano on monday brought that message to border security operations near san diego. >> our immigration system has been broken for far too long. time to fix it has come. time is of the essence. i believe the border is secure. i believe the border is a safe border. that's not to say that everything is 100%. >> today napolitano will visit the border in el paso, texas. the white house from the white house is immigration reform. yesterday the subject was guns with police officers behind him. the president called on congress to act. but then seemed to lower expectations for
MSNBC
Feb 6, 2013 9:00am EST
, may get a wake-up call as they continue to see those -- the economy contract, that the fourth quarter numbers will be a wake-up call. the president pointed out yesterday that those cuts in defense spending caused the economy to shrink at the end of 2012. >> we've been reminded that while it's critical for us to cut wasteful spending we can't just cut our way to prosperity. deep, indiscriminate cuts to things like education and training, energy and national security will cost us jobs. >> new numbers from the congressional budget office may provide some ammunition. the cbo projects the economy will grow at a measly rate of 1.4% this year and 3.4% next year. the cbo forecast is correct, 2014 will be the sixth consecutive year with unemployment above 7.5%, but expect to hear from republicans about another big number in that report, and although the federal deficit will drop below $1 trillion in 2013, the first time since 2008 for that, the federal debt will stay at historically high levels relative to the economy through 2023 when it will equal 77% of the gross domestic product. moving on
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